July Favorites: Jewelry, Skincare & Self-Care Roundup

Last month’s June Favorites post which will be linked right here did extremely well and all of the brands were super excited to be a part of this post. For July, I am beyond grateful and lucky to say that I had a ton of brands reach out to me and ask to test out their products! I have worked and featured 10 brands within this monthly favorites and I can’t begin to explain and give enough thanks to all of these brands. This month I had the chance to try out Dermalogica, Starlette Galleria, Express, Amazon #DeliverSmiles, First Aid Beauty, Third Love, MyCHELLE Sunscreen, Good Molecules, Sophia Grace Jewelry, and Blissy! If you’ve heard of these brands below, make sure to follow them on social media, show some love, and comment a product you want to try from this post.

I’ve linked the Instagram pages to all of the brands I mentioned below so that you can check them out, leave some love, and even see which products you would want to test out for yourself that fit your budget. For the past few weeks as I’ve been testing out these products, I am going to be leaving honest and thoughtful reviews below for everything and shoutout to these brands for being so sweet and once again giving me the chance to test out their products.

*all products and reviews written below are 100% my opinion and were given on a gifted basis for content purposes*

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I have been an active fan of Dermalogica for the past year as I started taking my skincare much more seriously and and after reaching out to them in hopes to collab and create some content, I was lucky to have received a ton of amazing products. If you want to check out my Night Routine: Blogger Edition (featuring Dermalogica), my Unboxing Dermalogica Skincare, and my How I Collaborated with Dermalogica videos, they will be linked above! I’ve been actively using their Special Cleansing Gel at night and am obsessed with how amazing and clean my skin feels after. I have super sensitive skin so I am extra careful about what I put on especially when it comes to skincare so I would really recommend that gel if you’re looking for a new cleanser!


This was definitely one of my favorite packages that I received! I was reached out to by Amazon Home in regards to sending me some fun picnic supplies which included a Kate Spade mini tote for holding some snacks and drinks, wooden utensils, a picnic blanket, an olive green Hopsulator Trio, a rubber pouch to hold some snacks, and the cutest hand written note which I always love getting from brands because they’re so personal. This was the cutest surprise and I’m so happy to have been able to be a part of their #DeliveringSmiles campaign and as someone who is obsessed with picnics, this is going to be used endlessly.

Starlette Galleria

I not only had the chance to feature Olivia Starling in our interview series right here, but I also was able to receive one of the rings from her brand Starlette Galleria and I love it! I am someone who definitely loves silver jewelry and prefers it over gold most of the time and also having the cross on the ring definitely means a lot to me too. I love the quality of it and I know it will last me many years to come and can really help elevate any outfit I choose to wear. Accessories are everything, especially where you get them from so check out Starlette Galleria!

First Aid Beauty

Hearing about First Aid Beauty and the positive rave of it, I was excited to try out this toner which was sent to me for a collab! I stopped using toners almost two years ago because they were extremely drying and my skin was starting to react really badly to it so I do admit I was a little nervous to try another toner. But it felt a lot different compared to other toners I have tried so I was really happy when I noticed my skin stayed the same, didn’t get red, or irriated! I will definitely keep using this and not as consistently as how I used my other toners where my skin was left super dry and I’m looking forward to seeing the long term results of the toner! Check it out next time you get the chance and you’re at Sephora or skincare shopping.

Third Love

This was such an exciting campaign opportunity and I received the cutest Form Seamless Bra in the Sea Salt color with the Seamless Shortie in the color Tempest Heather and I am in love!! The bra is so soft and there was no wiring so the feeling of an uncomfortable wiring is totally gone. The material feels really buttery soft and I would definitely purchase again. The shortis feel the exact same in terms of softness and smooth lining. The struggle I have the most when I am looking for bras, is mainly just comfort and quality of the material. I have had no luck with bras recently so I’m beyond thrilled to have Third Love in my hands and I will for sure be on the lookout for more colors. Use code FORM20 for 20% off your first time shopping with them too!

MyCHELLE Dermaceuticals

Even when summer ends, having sunscreen on daily has become a necessity and is so essential for everyone if you want to start aging backwards, and reducing the risks of damaging your skin as you get older. You can visit the full line right here at Ulta and the products I picked were the Sun Shield Clear Spray and the Replenishing Solar Defense SPF! The sunscreen didn’t leave a white cast on my skin and it felt super smooth and not that heavy like other sunscreens where it’s not as airy.

Good Molecules

I recently tested another toner prior to the Good Molecules one and I was so shocked and happy when I noticed that they had sent me their toner in the mail! I’ve previously used their products, including an eye cream and I loved how it felt on my skin and this is exactly how I felt after using the toner. There’s no heavy or weird scent and feeling on your skin afterwards, it feels light, and you really will notice a difference within a few days. I’m not a huge fan of toners after a previous incident I had with one that dried out my skin so bad in red splotches, but this one is one that was great and I definitely do want to incorporate it more into my skincare routine. Not to mention, Good Molecules also always has the cutest and best packaging so it’s 100% insta worthy!

Sophia Grace Jewelry

I was reached out to by the founder herself, Sophia Grace and received the cutest pair of star earrings! I also put together 3 looks for how you can style the earrings over on my TikTok @pamelamvaldez for some outfit inspiration. What I love about these earrings is how they really elevate a basic outfit. Especially since dangly earrings have been much more in trend recently, these are the perfect pair for you to add to your collection! You can visit her etsy shop right here for more cute pieces of jewelry you can have for yourself the next time you’re going out for brunch, having a dinner night, or just want to make a basic outfit, a lot less basic and accessorize! Thanks so much to Sophia Grace for sending these over!


I was reached out to by Blissy to try out their silky pillowcase and it is seriously one of the softest things I’ve ever touched!! I am beyond excited to try this out because I am someone who loves to blow dry my hair so making sure that it can last for the next day is so important to me to have it last for at least a couple of days. If you have been looking for a new pillowcase at affordable pricing with the best quality, this is definitely perfect for you to add to cart and try out. Thanks so much once again the Blissy, I ove how soft this is, and it definitely makes a difference in my hair with less frizz for more days to have my blowout last!


I recently got accepted into the Express Ambassador program in which I receive Express cash value to purchase clothing! As someone who is obsessed with fashion, clothing, and accessories, I love being able to get new items from Express especially since I’ve seen my mom shop from there all my childhood to get her work clothes, it’s so cool that now I am working with them. This month I picked out a white button up and a pair of pretty and classy black heels! They are perfect for a work day, or going out somewhere casual, and if you need to make an outfit a little less basic, these are seriously perfect. I know the basic white button up is going to come super in handy this fall too!

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Author: Pamela Valdez

Content Writer Intern for She's SINGLE Magazine, Social Media Marketing Intern, and PR Editorial Intern for Access by NKC. Pursuing fashion industry and will be an upcoming undergraduate at FIT.